Pastels on 5th was yesterday! It’s a fantastic art event in my hometown that benefits Alternatives to Violence and the Safehouse Project. 75 artists and sponsors came together yesterday to create masterpieces in soft pastels on the sidewalk. Together, we raised over $20,000!
My sister and I worked together on our piece for about 6.5 hours.
We won 1st Place People’s choice award, and 1st place in the Juror’s award! What an amazing day!
Hank was a great example of how I work with commissioners to really capture their loved one’s true character. We emailed back and forth, touching up the small details that really make Hank who he is. Like that lovely smile!
Created with chalk and charcoal in about 30 hours.
ACEO cards 379 and 380 for the Safehouse. :) I really miss doing these every day.
Created with pastel pencils on tan paper 2.5x3.5in
Those lil hands of urs b creating masterpeiceses!!! Whn i lookd in ths pic,i could feel.myself being drawn in!!!
Thank you! I wish I could be drawn in too! I miss those mountains! haha
This was created as a special gift for two very lovely people who gave much love and time to me and my church. Inspired by the stunning Maroon Bells of Colorado, created with pastel bars and Derwent Pastel Pencils in about 50 hours.
First look at Loveland (by 7NEWS and TheDenverChannel.com)
This is my beautiful hometown in Colorado underwater. All north/south roads in my town are closed off, splitting my town in half. Many roads are completely destroyed.
And there’s more rain on the way.
I’m just heartbroken tonight watching my community go through this…
Stay safe, everyone.
This just in: The Loveland Museum/Gallery is closed and has CANCELLED Pastels on 5th to be rescheduled for another weekend due to major rain and flooding in Colorado. Almost all roads are closed, open only for emergency responders. We are in a state of emergency and have called for the National Guard for additional help.
I love this charity event and I’m looking forward to see when it’s going to be this year! I was really worried about people coming out for this event and I’m so relieved that it’s going to be rescheduled. Please stay safe, everyone! <3
Me and my sister at Pastels on 5th last year - The event is coming around again this Saturday and I’m SO exited! It’s been the highlight of my year and I can’t wait. :D This took a very HOT 8 hours to finish last year.
This year, I’m recreating one of my favorite pieces(with a new twist!) in pastels on the sidewalk to help Alternatives to Violence raise awareness and $20,000
Special thanks to rachelle-the-llama and Alanna Brake/Lucky Brake photography. <3
In honor of his 55th birthday today, here’s a collection of my favorite drawing memories of Michael Jackson. Taking on an MJ portrait is always a huge learning experience for me and in all honesty, I would not be the artist I am today without the passion he showed me was possible.
The lovely chocolate lab, Bella - drawn with chalk and charcoal in about 30 hours. :)
Thank you so much! And yes it is! I have an Etsy shop where I sell prints & cards, and I also do custom artwork. :)